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Hakurei Turnips only cool weather crops?

Posted by angiemomma4 8b (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 3, 12 at 16:21

Hi...I am a little confused about these turnip seeds. Are they strictly a cool weather crop (I live in Zone 8b, Hollister, CA) and meant for planting only in the late spring to fall, and early spring to early summer or can I plant them now? I'm excited to try them, obviously, but the directions on Johnny's Seeds confuses me. Thanks!

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RE: Hakurei Turnips only cool weather crops?

Last year, I planted them in mid September, and they did well. I didn't plant them this spring.

Following website suggests to plant turnips on August and February.

RE: Hakurei Turnips only cool weather crops?

Thank you so much! That's what I thought but I wasn't too sure.


RE: Hakurei Turnips only cool weather crops?

Hakurei are known for their tender flesh and mild flavor and will lose both in high heat. I pulled all mine a couple of weeks ago as temps went from 70s-80s into the 90s. The last ones out had a mighty strong flavor. Cheers!

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